5:02 am - Tuesday October 24, 2017

Library Teams Up with Pikes Peak Community Action Agency for a Unique Community Photo Project

Beverly, a single mom with two teen-aged kids always dreamed of purchasing a home for her family. Eighteen-year-old Jason’s dream is to graduate high school and attend college. Hannah dreamed of opening an acupuncture business in West Colorado Springs. Thanks to help from Pikes Peak Community Action Agency, these dreams are now a reality.

Pikes Peak Community Action Agency (PPCAA) in partnership with Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is pleased to present the community photo project, Community Action: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty. Photos of the above clients and others are featured in the project, which presents a unique look into the lives of El Paso County’s working poor.

“Pikes Peak Library District is honored to host this poignant photography exhibit,” said Rachel Stovall, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist with PPLD. “As we work to bring our community together to share resources we can’t forget the day-to-day fight for survival among our financially disadvantaged citizens.”

Sponsored by FirstBank and Johnny Wilson Photography, the photo project includes over 30 photos. PPCAA and PPLD invite the public and media to view this unique project at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., during the month of August.

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